LAVCA convenes Latin American and global PE/VC fund managers, institutional investors, family offices and other private investors at education, peer, and networking events. The association created an original professional development certification program in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
LAVCA produces proprietary data and analysis on fund manager and institutional investor activity in Latin America, including the most comprehensive and accurate source of PE/VC data on fundraising, investments, and exits. LAVCA Directories contain detailed profiles of PE/VC firms, Fofs, family offices, and pension funds active in Latin America.
LAVCA represents its members and the broader investment community in interactions with Latin American regulators and policy makers, and advocates for the implementation of best practices and international standards. LAVCA’s policy work is carried out in partnership with global and local industry players and peer organizations.
Following the US Election in November, LAVCA sought insights from investors across Latin America and around the world in terms of the immediate and longer-term impact of the Trump presidency on the investment environment in the region.
LAVCA spoke with Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of IGNIA Partners about how their strategy has evolved, including an unexpected deal source: international companies that have identified Mexico as a target market and want to partner with a local investor.
OneSkin is a biotech startup in Silicon Valley with ambitious plans to discover anti-aging molecules. In LAVCA’s interview with Brazilian founder and CEO Carolina Reis, and Colombian CTO Andrés Ochoa, we learn: How they translated their academic roots in biochemistry and genomics in Brazil into startup technology…
Trocafone is closing the digital gap in Brazil by making smartphones more affordable by powering trade-in programs for major carriers and manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Apple, and Movistar, and selling refurbished devices on Trocafone.com…
LAVCA spoke with Timothy T. Yates, Jr., Managing Directory of Commonfund Capital about their commitments to LatAm dedicated funds, including ~US$70m to four GPs in the last five years, and…
After raising capital from local investors, Colombian delivery startup Rappi, co-founded by Simón Borrero, Sebastian Mejia, and Felipe Villamarin, raised over US$9m from international VCs in April 2016. Investors included…
Conekta is a Mexican online/offline payments platform that just received a US$6.6m Series A from local investors VARIV Capital and Jaguar Ventures, retail giant FEMSA Comercio, and Conconi Growth Partners…
LAVCA heard from Liza Velarde, Co-Founder of Semka Biomedical Technologies, to learn more about Mexico as a market for creating (and not just manufacturing) early stage medical devices and the…
In late August LAVCA published data on PE/VC activity in Latin America for the first half of 2016. Between elections, impeachments, and peace agreements, it has been an eventful year…
Ahead of the LAVCA/Cambridge LP Survey launch next week during the LAVCA Summit & Investor Roundtable, LAVCA heard from Iñigo Garcia Gordobil, Investment Director, PE, for Cambridge Associates about how they see LP appetite for LatAm, the opportunties and challenges that drive investments in the region and their experience with supporting first-time funds.
LAVCA spoke with Member firm and long-time Board Member Hernan Kazah, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at KaszeK Ventures about his shift from entrepreneur to investor, their experience fundraising over the last few cycles, and KaszeK’s investment focus, including their LatAm-specific strategy and the success they have found co-investing in the region.